Thursday 7th May
I hope you are all well and enjoyed the sunny weather that yesterday brought us? It was quite a bright, warm day and we managed to get out for a lovely walk in the sunshine.
I’m having some technical problems uploading my Fingerspelling clip for you! I can’t seem to upload it, so I will endeavour to get this ready for you for next week.
Don’t forget it is a day to remember VE Day tomorrow. Take some time to think about the people who were experiencing this special time. How would they have felt? What would they have done? What would you have done had you been living at this time? Take a quiet moment out of your day to really think about this, or have a discussion about this with your family.
Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday! We would like you and your families to enjoy this day together, so there will not be any work posted tomorrow. Mrs Ashby will be back on Monday with some enjoyable activities for you all.
Love to you and your families and we hope you enjoy your long weekend.
Miss Barrett and Mrs Ashby
Today’s theme for Thursday is: Thankful Thursday
What are you thankful for? Write down a ‘thankful list’ and include at least ten things you are thankful for.
Thursday’s learning tasks:
Start your day with an active start. There are lots of options for you:
- Weekly challenge from Pav
- Norfolk School Games Week 1
- Joe Wicks – daily P.E on YouTube
- Go Noodle – also available on YouTube
Read your book for 20 minutes. Or you could read a book from Bug Club.
Complete a maths quiz on Diagnostic Questions
Maths – This week we are learning about MONEY. Have a go at the worksheets in the resources section for today. ‘Thu Money 2’ is slightly more challenging than ‘Thu Money 1’. Choose which ever you feel you can work at today and try and answer at least four questions. Please feel free to do more! Finally have a go at the ‘Money Quiz’! https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/solving-problems-money-year-6/
Further Maths – Visit the White Rose website, ‘Summer Term Week 3 (week commencing 4th May) and complete Lesson 4 ‘Mixed Addition and Subtraction’. This is good revision as we haven’t covered fractions for a long time!
Complete the word of the day activities – see below.
Visit Active learn website and select a maths and a SPAG activity to complete.
Try and complete the writing challenge for the week today: See document in Resources and Web Links section. Write a diary entry – today, if you haven’t already, you should really be editing your work and writing your final draft. We look forward to reading these!
Tomorrow is a Bank Holiday in which we can contemplate the coming to the end of World War II, by remembering the VE Day celebrations that many would have had at this time. It would be amazing for us all to see pictures of you using whatever you have created to celebrate VE Day! Please CONTINUE with our VE Day learning activities (see below for some suggestions) I have included a great BBC class clip for you to watch in the resources section https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/history-ks2-ve-day/z7xtmfr
The official website for VE Day has great information and resources – you may want to click on the photo of Dan Snow VE Day Challenge for lots of ideas of activities you could do. https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/ (Link included in our resources section).
Remember to choose your own activities to celebrate VE Day and there are a number of suggestions below to help guide you. You may have some of your own ideas, you don’t have to do every one on our list. I have included the information from yesterday to remind you!
When the end of the Second World War was announced, street parties were held across Britain with colourful red, white and blue bunting lining the streets. If you haven’t looked at the ‘VE Day Information Presentation’ then make sure you read through it today.
Here are some suggestions to help you (we would love to hear about your activities):
- Create colourful bunting and hang up in your windows – these could have a red/white/blue design, or war themed, Union Jack etc
- Plan and create a street party (picnic in your garden) for your family to enjoy on Friday. Create a menu and prepare different foods – you could use some of the recipe ideas from the Bletchley Park link. There are many other ideas online.
- Research the events of the 8th May 1945 – you could write a news report and ask a family member to film you reading your report. You could edit your film with backgrounds or real footage from the time.
- Code breaking activities on the Bletchley Park link https://bletchleypark.org.uk/learn/resources/ve-day-learning-resources – why not create some of your own codes for your family to solve.
- Listen to some war time songs – suggested list on the English Heritage link
- Create a VE Day poster – see ideas in the resource section. You could display your colourful poster in your window at home.
Music - I have found some great activities to do on the BBC’s Ten Pieces site. This week’s music activity is to draw a portrait and write a musical memory, using inspiration from the composer Edward Elgar. Click onto the following link:
Watch the two video clips, which will tell you what to do. Enjoy!
Word of the day
- What is the definition of participate?
- Write a sentence using the WOD in a fronted adverbial.
- Synonyms – (words that have a similar meaning)
- Antonyms (words that have the opposite meaning)
- Using the letters in the word ‘Participation’ – how many different words can you make?
Give yourself 1 point for 3 letter words, 2 points for 4 letter words and 3 points for 5 letter words or more. How many points can you score?
You will need a dictionary and a thesaurus for these activities, if you don’t have one go online.